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Trump Compliments The Nonexistent Country Of Nambia

U.S. President Donald Trump sparked confusion when he twice referred to a nonexistent country dubbed "Nambia" during a speech before African leaders. Trump reportedly was not referring to a fictional country but mispronouncing Namibia. The president also stated that several of his personal friends w

OPPOSING VIEWS - 2017-09-21 16:02:35

The Best Way To See The Best of Africa? Ethiopian Holidays

NEW YORK, NY, September 22, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ - Ethiopian Holidays has comprehensive vacation programs to suit all interests and budgets, providing tour packages which range from one-day stopover options to full-scale journeys in Ethiopia and destinations in Eastern and Southern Africa like T

WESTERNSLOPEWATCHDOG.COM - 2017-09-22 01:00:00

The Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle

+ Honored as the author of the Gospel that bears his name, Matthew was born in Capernaum and is listed as one of the Twelve Apostles. + Called "Levi" by both Mark and Luke, the Gospels tell us that he was a tax collector before choosing to follow Christ. + Although we know nothing certain about his

ALETEIA.ORG - 2017-09-21 04:00:14

Here’s The National Geographic Breaking2 Documentary You’ve Been Waiting For

Last night, National Geographic aired their Breaking2 Documentary, where they followed the journey of champions Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea as they worked to beat the 2-hour marathon barrier. The runners were joined in Italy by an elite group of

WOMEN'S RUNNING - 2017-09-21 06:50:30

Refugee Compact: NGOs assess progress on responsibility sharing, call on developed countries to step up

Geneva, 22 Sep 2017 - ACT Alliance joined with other NGOs today in presenting a statement at the UNHCR Standing Committee session. The statement calls upon governments in the Global North to be more active in addressing the global refugee crisis and emphasizes the importance of civil society partici

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-22 13:26:00

Here's what president Trump got right in his much ridiculed Africa speech

US president Donald Trump has demonstrated his indifference toward Africa in a number of ways over the past nine months. In July, he left in the middle of a G-20 session on African health and migration, tapping his daughter Ivanka to fill in for him. During a G-7 gathering in Italy in May, Trump rem

QUARTZ - 2017-09-23 03:04:58

The First Family Connection- reuniting my son with his biological family

When I mentioned to people that I would be taking my 9 year old son back to Ethiopia to visit his birth family I received all types of responses. People were excited for us, nervous for him. Some wondered if I was "returning" my son- YES really they asked me that!! And, others asked why? They impli

TODAY.COM - 2017-09-22 03:34:15

Opinion: Making the case for the Global Financing Facility

A health extension worker examines a child diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Photo by: Mulugeta Ayene / UNICEF Ethiopia / CC BY-NC-ND Last week, Bill and Melinda Gates released Goalkeepers, a new report that highlights the tremendous progress the world is making and outlines pathways to a mo

DEVEX.COM - 2017-09-21 20:58:52

QC Marathon elite runners

-- NOTE: The Elite fields today listed by Bib numbers, name and homes. *-40-plus Masters Division FULL MARATHON Elite Men (13): 3. Hillary Too, Kenya 5. Hailemariam Kahsay, Ethiopia 7. Joseph Amenya, Kenya 9. Luke Kibet Pyatich, Kenya 11. Abu Kebede Diriba, Ethiopia 15. Birhanu Kemal, Ethiopia 19. D

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2017-09-24 01:33:05

The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa

Countries in the Horn of Africa - particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures. The Famine Early Warning System network reports that the rainfall recorded during the short rainy season, from August to October 2016

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-09-21 09:33:07

The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled

"Wako" fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People's Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government. In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But six months later Ethiopian officials k

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2017-09-21 03:00:00

Half of U.N. Security Council ask Guterres to publicly brief on Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, on Friday asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing. Sweden, the Unit

REUTERS UK - 2017-09-22 22:29:32

These vintage photos capture the lives of young Ethiopians in Addis Ababa 50 years ago

Children studying posters advertising a cinema in Addis Ababa in 1935. (AP Photo/Alfred Eisenstaedt) Three years ago, Philipp Schtz, a Swiss publisher and photographer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, bought two books about Uganda by Dutch photographer, Andrea Stultiens. The photography, a selection

QUARTZ - 2017-09-21 02:51:23

Trump's 'Nambia' a giant meme alert

JOHANNESBURG - People had a lot of fun on social media on Thursday posting Nambia memes referring to US President Donald Trump's slip up when he mispronounced Namibia. While addressing African leaders at a working lunch during the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Trump said, "I am greatly honoured

ENCA.COM - 2017-09-21 17:06:36

La Nina Could Cause Further Drought in Horn of Africa

Scientists are warning that the Horn of Africa may have to endure another dry season and more food insecurity because of weather patterns in the Pacific Ocean. In mid-August, water temperatures in the east central Pacific began to dip below average, increasing the chances that the weather phenomeno

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-09-22 11:07:56

Communique of the 720th meeting of the PSC, at the ministerial level, on the situation in South Sudan

Download PDF (282.91 KB) The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 720th meeting held on 20 September 2017 at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan: Council, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, His E

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-22 07:42:00

Responding to Refugee Crises - Lessons from Evaluations in Ethiopia and Uganda as Countries of Destination

The vast majority of refugees are hosted in developing countries, and Africa is the region with the highest refugee population. Conflict and food insecurity in countries in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region, as well as in South Sudan and Yemen have contributed to large refugee population

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-22 08:15:00

Kipchoge, Bekele Do Not Agree About Pace For World Record Attempt In Berlin

(c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, used with subscriptionBERLIN (22-Sep) -- Running for the world record at Sunday's 44th BMW Berlin Marathon here, Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele and Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang will summon near-super human strength, speed and endurance developed over years of d

FLOTRACK.ORG - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Junior Harambee Starlets readies for Ethiopia test next week

The Kenya enjoys a two goal advantage having had to battle from two goals down to hold the hosts to a 2-2 draw away in the first leg The National U20 Women's team will take on Ethiopian next Friday, September 29th in the return leg of the FIFA U20 World Cup Qualifier. The junior Harambee Starlets

GOAL.COM - 2017-09-21 09:11:12

Karuturi Demands Compensation From Ethiopia for Failed Land Deal

Karuturi Global Ltd., an Indian flower grower, demanded compensation from the Ethiopian government for a series of failed land deals as it prepares to exit the Horn of Africa nation. The company wrote a letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn accusing the state of nationalizing its farming inv

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-21 08:15:19